Style Notes: Amanda Bynes' FIDM Update; Father John Misty's Yeezy-Inspired Merch
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Amanda Bynes Takes Break From Busy FIDM Schedule to Say Hi [Twitter]
We know you've all been wondering, "Where in the world is Amanda Bynes?!" because, to be honest, same. But everyone can calm down — Bynes has simply been "really busy" pursuing her degree at FIDM (and not hanging out with dancing lobsters, as we had hoped). The 30-year-old said "Hi" to the Twitterverse on Wednesday afternoon — her first tweet since February — to let the public know she's still around. She also addressed reports of "secret accounts," claiming that they are fake. Because there is, and always will be, only one true Amanda Bynes.
Hi everybody! I haven't tweeted in a long time and I want to say hi! I've been really busy at FIDM, and I just finished my midterms.— amanda bynes (@amandabynes) August 24, 2016
This is me! The verified, real, authentic and actual Amanda Bynes. Accept no substitutes!— amanda bynes (@amandabynes) August 24, 2016
Father John Misty Releases Pablo-Inspired "Padre" [Instagram]
Father John Misty, the singer-songwriter best-known for snarky, poignant lyrics and that one time he stole a crystal from Moon Juice founder Amanda Chantal Bacon's Silverlake shop, debuted his own line of official Father John Misty merch this week. In true Father John Misty style, his collection was not without its satirical pieces; in addition to Moon Juice Crystal Earrings ("1000 percent locally sourced in L.A."), he's also hocking Life of Padre merch, a not-so-subtle nod to Kanye West's uber-popular Life of Pablo gear.
Seven Pop-Ups Coming to Row DTLA for Holiday Season [WWD]
Row DTLA, the 30-acre retail project in Los Angeles' Arts District, will open seven pop-ups this holiday season. In addition to a few L.A.-based brands (swimwear label Bikyni, fine jewelry shop Vrai & Oro, fashion illustrations from The Cartorialist and leather goods brand This Is the Ground), Row DTLA also will host New York's Away Travel, San Francisco's Modern Citizen and Swedish watchmaker Daniel Wellington. The shops will be open from Nov. 1 to the end of the year.
The Post-Hedi Slimane Future of YSL's L.A.-Based Employees [Business of Fashion]
When he joined YSL as the creative director, Hedi Slimane moved the design headquarters from Paris to Los Angeles. So what happened to his L.A.-based employees after he left? Business of Fashion's Lauren Sherman reports that several have stayed in the city, moving on to jobs as consultants for L.A.'s growing fashion sphere. She also conjectures that because talent holds the power in the fashion industry, more designers could follow in Slimane's footsteps and relocate to the West Coast.
Prince's Paisley Park to Offer Public Tours, Give Fans Look at Concert Wardrobe [THR]
Beginning in Oct. 6, Prince's famed Minneapolis estate, Paisley Park, will be open to the public for tours. Managed by the company that runs Elvis Presley's Graceland, the tour will include a look at Prince's recording studios and soundstage as well as some of his personal memorabilia, including pieces from his iconic concert wardrobe, instruments and cars. According to Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson, opening Paisley Park to the public is something that has long been on the singer's wish list.
Lena Dunham, Jemima Kirke Front Lingerie/Swim Label Lonely's Portrait Campaign [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Girls stars Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke star in the campaign for lingerie and swim label Lonely. The New Zealand-based brand's ongoing portrait campaign, called the Lonely Girl Project, features candid photos of women in natural environments, intended to empower rather than objectify the subjects. Zara Mirkin and Henry Were photographed Dunham and Kirke in New York City.